[mythtv-users] motherboard just died, recommendations?

Harry McGregor hmcgregor at biggeeks.org
Wed Dec 22 22:17:19 UTC 2010


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Hi,

On 12/22/10 11:13 AM, Steve wrote:
> Hello all, my combined backend/frontend motherboard just died.
>
> It was a Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128033
>
> I would like to get a new board but keep my same cpu and ram
> (e4300 intel core 2 duo and 2x1GB pc5300) so as to save some
> money.
>
> I only had the board for 3 years, so that kinda stinks.
>
> So can anyone in the myth community recommend to me a micro atx
> intel 775 board that can do 800mhz bus speed for my slow core 2
> duo for under $75 that also has 2 pci slots and can house my
> nvidia 9500gt which on my old board covered the 3rd pci slot,
> making it useless? I have seen plenty of boards that put the pci
> express slot too close to the pci slots, and i need 2 usable
> slots.
>
> I am hoping to get a good quality board and something that will
> last me a while. Also, the old board had pins on it for an optical
> out plug and I have that plug. So optical out or coaxial digital
> audio out is a must (either one is fine). If it's not built into
> the board, then something that can use an addon connector would be
> fine too.
>

I would suggest that this board should meet your requirements.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153157R

I have used JetWay before (not this board) with good success.

It's OpenBox, so it may not come with the cables, etc.

You won't lose a PCI slot, just a PCI-e x1 slot with your video card.

                                    Harry

> Thanks for any recommendations -Steve
>
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